There are several common roadblocks to self care:
-A major myth is that self-care is in definition. What is self-care? Why care? Self-care is holistic. Some people get caught up thinking it is one thing or another and end up neglecting something obvious.
-The Questions of what to do first? Who to listen to? What is the best thing to do? How do I do it?
–Fear of failure. Fear of success. Fear of commitment. Fear of taking the first step….
All of these and others are things to look-out when beginning or continuing on in the path of self-care. One of the most difficult things for a busy individual is motivating them to spend time that is not “productive.” God created us to be productive and being productive is a good thing. Remember though, that God also created us to be healthy and live a balanced life. It can be tough for some people to find a hobby or a distraction because they want to live so obsessed with making money or making a lasting impression, that having a hobby seems out of the picture. But the truth is having a hobby can be productive and altruistic. It can make you a better person and a better worker. There are countless amounts of organizations and volunteer opportunities that are worthy!
1. Being good (Your own self-care in health, happiness, character, personal growth, etc)
2. Doing good (Full effort, productivity, high quality and hard work, etc)
3. Creatinggood (This is our volunteering/giving back/paying forward, etc)
3. It could look different for everyone. It may not be your typical art or service project. It could be volunteering at a gym or working at YMCA and offering yoga, martial arts, gun safety classes, presenting research data, this could look like something very practical and tangible in information or in actual practice.